SSH President Pam Jeffries recognizes the accomplishments of Dr. Stephen Abrahamson
Dr. Stephen Abrahamson, a pioneer in healthcare simulation who helped to develop Sim One, the first healthcare manikin, passed away Monday, July 14. He was 93. The path to healthcare simulation started in 1964 when Abrahamson, then director of the division of research at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, was challenged to use computers in the medical school Abrahamson saw the potential to use computers to help medical school educators improve education and outcomes. His idea that an anesthesia student could learn from data rather than using a patient was unprecedented.
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